Feature Friday – Sustainable Therapy And New Development (STAND)

We have featured Sustainable Therapy And New Development (STAND) before, but we wanted to highlight again the work that Justin Dunway and his team have done to impact the rehabilitation needs in Haiti. See below for a specific opportunity from Justin. Their Facebook page has recently taken off so it’s worth spending some time reading more about STAND here…

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Shopping Basket Approach to Interventions

In Louis Gifford’s Aches and Pains book Graded Exposure Section 4, he shares thoughts about what he termed his ‘Shopping Basket’ approach to care. He details all the different compartments to consider in one’s care for an individual in pain (Biomedical, Psychosocial, Disability/functional restrictions, Impairments, General health, and Pain). I have stretched this metaphor into my interventions…

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Embrace the sense of awe!

For Father’s Day I received a cool reflective telescope that is frankly awesome. Sitting in our backyard and viewing Jupiter was way cool, but when you add the addition of 4 of its large moons it was awe inspiring.  I have limited cosmic knowledge but our quick search found that Jupiter has at least 67 known moons.  And I…

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The Scientific Process in Clinical Practice

Evidence-based practice has become a catch phrase used by nearly every physical therapist, therapy provider organization, university and educational institution. But what does it really mean? In consulting with Dr. Google, I learned that evidence-based practice or EBP is the conscientious use of current best evidence in making decisions about patient care (Sackett, Straus, Richardson, Rosenberg, & Haynes…

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